"Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women." ~ Maya Angelou Today around the world, women are standing up for each other in celebration of International Women's Day.
The first dedicated Sport Integrity Hotline has been established in the US and Canada. And the timing couldn't be more perfect as we count down to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics and news that Russia has been banned from competing as a result of doping allegations. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) of the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) has partnered with us in the establishment of a confidential Sport Integrity Hotline.
Our last post talked about how whistleblowing can be a pretty scary ride for many. An emotional roller coaster that takes the whistleblower on a twisting ride of jumbled emotions, varying degrees of fear and worry about their future.
With the involvement of global third parties, an ethics and compliance program is a huge asset, not expense The SEC and DOJ are very active at the moment in their enforcement efforts. Corruption is a very important topic for the government. In the US, FCPA enforcement actions are on the rise, so it's important to effectively manage your third party risk and incorporate this into a strong ethics and compliance program. This effort should be seen as an asset, not as a bother or an expense to the business.